Visiting cemeteries is not my usual thing to do but we had some time to pass before catching the car ferry back to the mainland. Dunwich Cemetery is located just outside Dunwich on the main road to Point Lookout; within walking distance from the ferry terminal. The cemetery is one of the oldest European styled cemetery in Queensland with burials... 更多
I was passing in the bus with the sea on my left and lorious park on my right. Then noticed a huge crowd of people in a park, then saw gravestones. It looked surreal. I got off the bus and wandered into the park. A large funeral just finished...what a place to be laid to rest, among so much history,... 更多
Adjacent to the ferry and bus stop is the cemetery..well worth a look and walk through to see the old tombstones and military graves
Dunwich Cemetary on North Stradbroke island is filled with history. It is the second oldest cemetery in Queensland and some of its residents include 8,426 Dunwich Benevolent Asylum Inmates who were buried in unmarked graves. The cemetery includes a large open field under which their remains are believed to lie. The cemetery is also the final resting place for medical... 更多
A stroll through the cemetery reveals some insights into the history of the Islands and some very old headstones. It allows you to imagine what it was like there in the late 1800s. There are also other things in the area such as the water taxi terminal and the Little Ship Club.
While at Stradbroke, if you can tear yourself away from the whale watching, the beaches, the food venues etc, why not spend a quiet hour meandering through this quaint, and in Australian terms historic venue. You will not be disappointed.
We arrived at Dulwich on a yacht and to get to the shops you have to walk through the cemtery with its many war memorial crosses. There are some very old tombs there and some beautiful trees around and along the road.
On a recent visit to North Stradbroke Island, it was interesting to wander through this old cemetery, reading the headstones, which left us wondering about the folk who are buried there. Graves date back to the 1800's. It is a very well kept cemetery.